These red velvet pancakes are gluten free and contain a secret ingredient that make these a healthy choice for breakfast.
OKKKKK so these pancakes. I don’t actually know where to begin. Right now there are probably a few things you are thinking: 1) Gluten free? OMG you’re my savior 2) Red velvet??? 3) If these are red velvet, why aren’t they red?
In response to #1, you’re welcome. As for the other two thoughts, yes red velvet and I don’t know why they didn’t turn out super red. I wanted them to be red so you would all think I’m supa festive. Can I still be considered festive if these are reddish brown?? That sounds disgusting.
These pancakes are reddish brown because there are BEETS in them. Yes, beets. I’m trying to sneak veggies in whenever possible, and I figured pancakes were the perfect opportunity for that. I also recently snuck some veggies into brownies but that’s a topic for another day.
Did you know these pancakes are the FIRST pancakes I’ve ever posted on TAE? It’s true. I’m a horrible pancake flipper so every time I’ve tried to make pancakes for the blog, they haven’t turned out quite right. I’m all for slightly burnt food, but burnt pancakes? Not so much. I’m also all for deformed looking pancakes, but when I’m trying to make my food look semi pretty, deformed pancakes just don’t cut it. Luckily, these are neither of those things 🙂 WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER.
And the chocolate sauce..ohhhhh the chocolate sauce. It’s pretty simple (chocolate chips+coconut oil+maple syrup), but oh so magical. You can obviously use just maple syrup too, but you should try the chocolate sauce. ….You want to try it now, right? Are you intrigued? A little bit? I hope so!
Oh, and the festive chips are optional too. They’re just fun, and with Christmas being so soon, I’m trying to be as festive as possible. And by that I mean that my tree is up and our stockings are hung off the kitchen counter so they are in a convenient location for Layla to bite. One day..ONE DAY..I will own a house with a mantle. I never thought I’d be wishing for a mantle #adultlife #solame For now, I’ll just sit at my high top table and enjoy this pancake perfection.Print
Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: Approx. 8 pancakes
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
- 1 tbsp cacao (or cocoa powder)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 can beets
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- For syrup:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, cacao, and salt) together in one bowl.
- Place can of beets into a food processor and pulse until smooth; place in a separate bowl.
- Add milk, eggs, syrup, vanilla, and applesauce in with the pureed beets and mix together with an electric mixer.
- Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until they are mixed together.
- Spray nonstick spray onto a skillet and pour batter onto pan. Wait until edges are set (approximately 1 minute per pancake) and then flip. Repeat this until all of the batter is gone.
- For the sauce: Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a microwave safe dish. Add maple syrup to mixture.
- Pour on top of pancakes and enjoy!
Q: Are you good at making pancakes? What are your favorite kind of pancakes?
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